Looks like Ken Roczen, Marvin Musquin, Cooper Webb, Zach Osborne, and Cody Webb are pumped on the Ryan Sipes program.
Let it be known that we at Racer X have been huge fans of Ryan Sipes' all-arounder schedule since the day he announced it. Sipes, a two-time 250SX race winner, retired from full-time MX/SX a few years back to become a full-time GNCC racer. Then he won the ISDE overall. Then he showed he could still go fast on a moto track. Then he tried Red Bull Straight Rhythm.
Then he decided to start doing it all on purpose. So in 2018 Sipes unveiled a unique program in which he competed in a variety of races without fully pursuing any one championship. He raced GNCCs and the ISDE still, but also raced a 125 two-stroke in a 250 National, Motocross of Nations for Team Puerto Rico, Straight Rhythm, Sprint Enduro, you name it. We also tapped him to help with our weekly 3 on 3 column on Racer X Online, because who could possibly know more about a wider variety of racing than Sipes?
Today Ryan finally announced his plans for 2019, in this awesome video.
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Why accept the status quo? In a day of “specialists”, I want to lay claim to being the Best All Around Rider on Two Wheels. If there are 2 wheels and a throttle, I will be there. Whether it is in the hills of Erzberg or the long combos of Straight Rhythm on a two stroke, I will be there. But first, it’s 3 different races in 6 days in Daytona. Or as I refer to it, “Sipes week“ 💪🏻 #sipesknows @redbull Video: Wes, Dylan, DannyStu, Crane
For you kids out there, this is all a nod to Nike's famous "Bo Knows" ad campaign, centered around MLB and NFL great Bo Jackson. Bo didn't know hockey, and Travis Pastrana says Sipes doesn't know freestyle!
Main image: Collin Speckner